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Hello all,
I’m moving to Texas soon and was considering tinting my front windshield. Currently have the fronts at 35% ceramic and the sides and rear at 0%.

My question is would it be worth it? Anyone here done it on their Pilot? Is there any haze or weird issues with seeing through it?

I’m looking at a 70% for the windshield.
 

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I live in FL and had the Pilot's entire windshield done with clear ceramic heat rejection film. It helps quite a bit. Got the same done to my truck which I bought a few months later. No issues seeing through it as it's clear, but figured I'd share.

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Hello all,
I’m moving to Texas soon and was considering tinting my front windshield. Currently have the fronts at 35% ceramic and the sides and rear at 0%.

My question is would it be worth it? Anyone here done it on their Pilot? Is there any haze or weird issues with seeing through it?

I’m looking at a 70% for the windshield.
Those darn state laws.............

"Texas window tint laws specify the following: Windshield may only have top 5 inches tinted with 25% VLT. Front side windows must pass through more than 25% of light inside your car (25% VLT)."

Save your money, if you become a resident you may need it to re-tint the front side windows to 25%.
 

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I had windshield tint on my previous car. Got stopped by a traffic cop on I-45 about 20 min away from Dallas. The tint was already on the windshield when I purchased new (added by dealer?). I had no idea it was illegal in TX 'til cop stopped me.
 

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Good to know about the State laws. Was planning on keeping my plates I have (they expire in like 5-yrs) and not becoming a resident. I was just figuring since 70% or maybe even getting 80% is basically clear, how would a cop know?
 

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Good to know about the State laws. Was planning on keeping my plates I have (they expire in like 5-yrs) and not becoming a resident. I was just figuring since 70% or maybe even getting 80% is basically clear, how would a cop know?
I was stopped by a cop back in '96 or '97. He had a cigarette box size thing placed on my windshield. I guess it's some kind of tint meter.
 

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Good to know about the State laws. Was planning on keeping my plates I have (they expire in like 5-yrs) and not becoming a resident. I was just figuring since 70% or maybe even getting 80% is basically clear, how would a cop know?
You need to do some research into residency in Texas as well. Unless you are military or someone's dependent, ie going to school, you will become a resident whether you think you are or not if you move there. Most states have a nice fine for not doing things like transferring plates within a short time frame, usually around 60 days to 6 months.

As for the tint. They carry light transmission meters and use them. It's one of those things that makes cases go real smooth in court having a readout, just like having a radar readout for speeding.
 

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Yup, I fall into one of those categories, so I should be good. Was just looking for people who have had it done and if it cuts down on the heat from the front more. Thanks all!
 

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Yup, I fall into one of those categories, so I should be good. Was just looking for people who have had it done and if it cuts down on the heat from the front more. Thanks all!
I wouldn't count on it. Texas is a country all to its own.
 
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